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May 23, 2014

White Tiger competitors place in martial arts tournament

VALDOSTA — White Tiger Martial Arts Academy recently held a martial arts tournament, and Master Mike Mason, owner of White Tiger was pleased with the results.

“What an awesome competition this was,” Mason said. “We added events for our 3- to 5-year-old students, and they had a blast. We also added creative board breaks, and Brazilian Jiu-jistu as well. There was good competition, great sportsmanship, and lots of hugs and smiles.”

White Tiger competitors who placed in the competition were: Dara Mason (first), Akai Taylor (second) and Brayden Cain (third) in the Fight Dash for 4-year-old boys and girls; Jens Byrd (first), Luke Johnson (second) and Tanner Leasure (third) in the Fight Dash for 5-year-old boys.

In self-defense for boys and girls, ages 4-5, Cain was first, Byrd was second, Mason and Leasure were third and Taylor was fourth; for boys, ages 6-9, Charlie Moseley was first, Jackson Arnold was second and Jacob Jackson was third; for advanced black belt adults, Court Shaw was first, Zachary Goddard was second and Isabelle Cochran was third.

In creative board breaking, advanced black belt boys, ages 9-12, Jake Headrick was first, Brayden Crews was second and Matthew Penney and Truit Hardeman was third; advanced boys, ages 12-13, Dawson Biery was first and Brayden Biery was second; and advanced black belt men, Reis Parker was first, Brian Poling was second, Shaw was third and Goddard was fourth.

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boys, ages 6-9, Wyatt Tedder was first, Crews was second, Matthew Poling was third, Hardeman and Hayden Headrick were fourth; boys, ages 12-13, Dawson Biery was first, Brayden Biery was second and Coby Kent was third; adult males, Goddard was first, Brian Poling was second, Parker was third, Shaw was fourth and Ramon Vazquez and Josh Daugherty were fifth.

In forms, beginner/intermediate boys and girls, ages 6-9,  Arnold was first, Gavin Kurpis was second, Leanne Taunton was third, Jackson Bundy was fourth and Moseley and Jackson were fifth; advanced black belt boys, ages 9-12, Penney was first, Hayden Headrick was second, Jake Headrick was third and Crews was fourth; beginner/intermediate girls, ages 10-12; Lauren Taunton was first and Wiley Bundy was second; and intermediate/advanced girls, ages 12-13, Grace Farr was furst and Isabelle Cochran was second.

In sparring, beginner/intermediate boys, ages 6-9, Arnold was first, Luke Powell was second, Matthew Poling was third and Kurpis was fourth; advanced boys, ages 9-12, Hardeman was first, Penney was second and Jake Headrick was third; advanced black belt boys, ages 9-12, Hayden Headrick was first, Tedder was second and Crews was third; intermediate/advanced boys, ages 12-13, Brayden Biery was first, Dawson Biery was second and Kent was third; intermediate/advanced girls, ages 12-13, Farr was first and Cochran was second; and advanced black belt men, Parker was first, Shaw was second, Goddard was third, Daugherty was fourth and Brian Poling was fifth.

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